Sedation

Sedation Dentistry in Bend

Relax! We’re Your ANxiety-Free Zone

“Great experience. I have a huge amount of anxiety going to the dentist and they did an awesome job.” – Trevor Rauch

“Dr. Josh… understands my dental anxiety and puts me at ease. The entire office is fabulous!” – Linda Riser

Trevor and Linda aren’t the only patients who benefit from sedation dentistry in Bend. So many of our Bend neighbors suffer from some form of dental anxiety or another. Even patients who aren’t actually nervous about dentistry can be greatly helped by sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry in Bend can:

  • Help nervous, anxious, or phobic patients get the dentistry they need
  • Help patients who suffer from pain while sitting or have disorders that make sitting for prolonged periods difficult
  • Assist in allowing special-needs patients to get their regular dental care
  • Lessen the gag response in those who have a strong gag reflex
  • Allow you to get multiple treatments completed at once with minimal discomfort

The relaxing effects of sedation dentistry can also boost the benefits of Novocaine and allow people who have difficulty getting numb with Novocaine alone to enjoy pain-free dentistry.

Our Sedation Options

Everyone is different. And everyone’s needs are unique. We love that! And it’s why we offer a range of sedation dentistry techniques in Bend. One size does not fit all in dental procedures, and it certainly doesn’t when it comes to what helps you feel safe, relaxed, and at ease.

Some people feel that our soothing atmosphere, gentle touch, and pampering extras are enough to let Novocaine do its pain-eliminating job. Others need some extra help. We offer:

  • Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide produces a mild euphoria, light and gently floating feeling that is effective and safe for both kids and adults. One of the primary benefits of nitrous oxide is that it can be easily reversed with the administration of oxygen, allowing you to get back to your life after any procedure.
  • Oral Sedation – Oral sedation dentistry in Bend usually involves a prescription anti-anxiety medication to be taken 30 minutes prior to your procedure. This means you should have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Oral sedation allows you to remain alert and communicative during your appointment, but so relaxed and laid-back that nothing will bother you in the least!
  • IV Sedation – Ponderosa Dental Center, your sedation dentistry destination in Bend, is one of the only general dentists in central Oregon licensed to provide IV sedation services. IV sedation is an excellent choice for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety or patients who need extensive dental work or dental surgery. IV sedation dentistry helps you completely relax – and even sleep through your appointment. Also known as “deep conscious sedation,” this technique allows your medication to be administered directly into the bloodstream. Once the IV medication is administered, you will completely relax and dental treatment can proceed in a safe, warm, anxiety-free environment, without pain or trauma.

Whatever your situation, whatever your needs, let us put your fears and discomfort to rest with the safe and gentle benefits of sedation dentistry in Bend.